2015 AFcon: Mali defeats Ethiopia 2-0 in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia-MaliAddis Ababa, Ethiopia – Goals either side of halftime from Abdoulay Diaby and Sambou Yatabaré handed Mali a hard-fought 2-0 win over Ethiopia in their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Addis Ababa on Saturday afternoon.

Diaby, who is on loan from Lille OSC at Belgian outfit, Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz, netted shortly after the half-hour mark to set Mali on their way.

Yatabaré added the second on the hour mark as Mali saw out their second win from three group B outings.

The win took The Eagles to six points, three clear of Malawi, who were beaten 2-0 by Algeria in Blantyre, earlier on Saturday.

Algeria top group B with nine points.

The defeat leaves Ethiopia rooted to the bottom of group B with no points. Ethiopia were defeated by Algeria and then Malawi, before Mali piled further misery on coach Mariano Barreto and his troops.

Source: supersport.com